Let me just say that if you’re taking, style, photography and writing standards into account, Interview Magazine has to be one of the most quality publications in existence.
Their latest piece is James Franco interviewing his Date Night and Oz: The Great And Powerful co-star Mila Kunis. In some parts (that I didn’t include) you end up learning more about James Franco than Mila Kunis, but it’s a win win.
Being herself: I don’t really have a perception issue. I’ve been pretty good about being who I am in the public’s eye. I don’t necessarily put on an act when I go on Jay Leno or dress differently in public than I do in private. I’d like to think I’m the same person, more or less.
Low-key lifestyle: I don’t live lavishly, so it’s not like I have 20 assistants and travel privately and shop every day. I actually live a very mediocre lifestyle.
Her sense of humor: I really have no shame, James. Let’s just call a spade a spade. I think that certain things are funny and certain things are okay to make fun of – including myself. I think that you have to laugh at the absurdity of this entire industry and the absurdity of what it is we do. If I didn’t, I’d go crazy.
On being a woman in Hollywood: I think that an actor is more likely to be forgiven in the public’s eye than an actress.
Post-television: I’ve said this before, but after That ’70s Show ended, I solely wanted do films that inspire me, and to work with people who make me better.
On never re-watching That 70’s Show: Oh, I would fucking cringe. First of all, over the course of That ’70s Show, you can see me go through puberty, and who wants to watch that? No one should have that part of their life on record, and all of it is on record for me.
Not getting dates in high school: I never got asked out at Fairfax. My studio teacher Linda’s son Mike e-mailed me after there was an article where I was like, “My studio teacher had to beg her son to take me to a school formal.” He e-mailed me and was like, “I just wanted to point out that nobody forced me to take you out on a date.”
On acting at a young age: I did the pilot for ’70s when I was 14, so from 9 to 14 I probably did 20 commercials. The first movie I ever did was Piranha , which was the remake of Roger Corman’s Piranha . It was Soleil Moon Frye, William Katt played my dad, and there were evil fish everywhere.
Then I did a movie called Make a Wish, Molly , where I played a Mexican girl who was racist against a Russian Jew, but I didn’t get the Russian Jew part because they didn’t think I looked Russian or Jewish enough – and, mind you, I am both Russian and Jewish – so I was cast as the racist Mexican.
Any show on television I guest-starred on. I was that little kid.